The Blog

13 Jan

Restoring Kingdom Vision [Devotional]

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09 Jan

A Mentor, a Gatekeeper, and a Movement: DBS Spreads at University

Is it possible for just one person to launch a gospel movement—a wave of transformation that comes as person after person and group after group begins to boldly follow Jesus?

Yes!

And, No.

Movements happen when God works alongside a person to impact other people. To take full effect, many people have to get involved. But the effect of just one person—the catalyst—is profound.

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05 Jan

More Important Than You Know: A Thank You Letter to Those Who Invest in the Younger Generation

It’s a new year—and the older I get, the more I realize I don’t know.

I acknowledge that I am only 23, and that that statement will become even more true as I get older, but I am already being constantly reminded of it. This sentiment is echoed by many my age. We are having to learn what being an adult means—all the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of it—and there’s a lot to learn.

But I’m not here to complain about having to learn to navigate life. I’m here to say thank you to those of you who are pouring into the lives of young adults.

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03 Jan

Commissioned for the Kingdom in 2017: A Prayer to Bless the New Year

Philippians 3:13-14 | Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Welcome to 2017! It’s a new year, 365 new days filled with possibility. Our prayer for you is that you greet this year with expectation, continuing to press on to follow God’s call over your life.

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30 Dec

On the Move with God: Our Top 10 Posts of 2016

It’s traditional at the close of the year to take a little time reflecting on and celebrating the past 12 months. It seems fitting, then, to celebrate the stories and reflections from CRM staff around the globe that have blessed and inspired us this past year. We’ve heard and seen so much evidence of God’s goodness and power in our midst in 2016. What better way to reflect on that than to take a look at our highlight reel from the 2016 blog! So here it is: a list of the “best of the best”—our most popular posts from 2016. Thanks for letting us be a part of your year!

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28 Dec

Love Is Everything: A Meditation for the New Year [Free Resource]


“What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”
Luke 10:26-28

The Prayer of Examen is an ancient practice in the Church that can help us see God's hand at work in our whole experience. As we prepare for the new year, it's a good time to pause to reflect on 2016 to see how God has been at work in us through the year and to listen for new guidance for the future.

The free e-guide "Love is Everything" offered below is a short devotional resource that will help walk you through the steps of the Examen Prayer. We hope that you will find it helpful as you listen for God's voice speaking to you through all the circumstances of your life.

 

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23 Dec

Fourth Week of Advent: LOVE

Advent is from the latin word for “coming.” It's a season when the Church prepares for the coming of Christ in our hearts and lives. On the four Fridays during Advent, we've asked a CRM staff person to share a reflection on what Christ’s coming could mean for their ministry context, inviting us to engage personally with the weekly themes of Advent: Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.

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21 Dec

2017 Project #3: Development of National Leaders

As 2016 winds down, we look ahead to next year, making plans for three areas of impact that we believe we are called to invest in. The first, highlighted in early December, is to launch new teams and open new countries. The second is to start disciple making movements here in the US. The final area we plan to focus on strategically in 2017 is that of developing national leaders

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16 Dec

2017 Project #2: Disciple Making Movements in the US

As we prepare for 2017, we are investing effort and resources into three distinct areas. The first, highlighted last week, is to launch new teams and open new countries, to be part of God’s work of reviving post-Christian Europe.

The second area of investment is our project to start Disciple Making Movements in the US.

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16 Dec

Third Week of Advent: JOY

Advent is from the latin word for “coming.” It's a season when the Church prepares for the coming of Christ in our hearts and lives. On the four Fridays during Advent, we've asked a CRM staff person to share a reflection on what Christ’s coming could mean for their ministry context, inviting us to engage personally with the weekly themes of Advent: Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.

HEBREWS 12:2 | Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the JOY set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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